The Old House in Birmingham © 2003 Vernon Miles Kerr I only experienced that old house in Alabama, intermittently, for the first seven years of my life. I was brought there as a newborn from the hospital in 1943, spent a few months there in 1947 or 48 and then, finally, I was there… Read More Nostalgia | The Old House in Birmingham
De-congesting Downtown © 2019 Vernon Miles Kerr, vernonmileskerr.com, writersclass.net Current widespread opinion seems to agree that city-centers, while cleaner and less crime-ridden than before, are becoming gentrification-magnets for large corporations, seeking the notoriety and cachet of downtown addresses. As a consequence, the number of commuter miles is skyrocketing, the amount of real estate for parking… Read More Opinion | De-congesting Downtown
An Open Letter from God This is a copy of text read by Paul Harvey on a radio broadcast clear back in 1998. This says it all. When I read it I was shocked that it mirrored a lot of my writings on this blog and on my Twitter feed @kerr_vernon — but far more… Read More Commentary | A Memo from God
Constrained ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr, vernonmileskerr.com Constrained as we are, Between the blackness of the womb and that of death, Between the poles of this spinning ball of rock-and-brine, ‘Tween space’s vacuum and the crush of ocean depths, Between the infinite and the infinitesimal, Between Now and Later– It seems we should be more humble,… Read More Poetry | Constrained
Time-Traveler’s Journal ©2018 Vernon Miles Kerr, VernonMilesKerr.com When you’ve been on the planet for more than three-quarters of a century, past-time seems so compressed. Sometimes, you feel you’ve been dropped into this age from the 1950s, constantly being confronted with, often shocked at, the differences—as if witnessing it all for the first time. A trip… Read More Social Commentary | Time-Traveler’s Journal
So , now you’re 50! © 2018 Vernon Miles Kerr “Fifty, is the new thirty,” I kept telling myself that Spring in 1992. But, just saying it… “fifty,” made me cringe. I couldn’t block-out the stereotypical image of a doddering white-haired person pushing a walker equipped with tennis balls on its feet. The US… Read More Life | So, now you’re 50!